Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lo How a Rose e're Blooming

'Lo how a rose e're blooming', one of my favorite old Christmas songs, speaks of Mary giving birth to Jesus, the savior of the world.  Viewing the infant, we see the man/God hanging on the cross, died for the sins of all.  I am thankful remembering this today.

Here are 2 roses blooming now, outside and in the greenhouse.  The first is a floribunda that will be named shortly, while the second is a Hulthemia that has an unusually large blotch.  It is being tested along with a Hulthemia sister seedling.  Coming from a smaller family of seedlings, they are two of the best 3 Hulthemias this year.  You know that I will be repeating this cross more extensively in the coming Spring.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, too, Jim and thank you for all your help and generosity over the past few years.

  2. I too am thankful for this. Merry Christmas.

    That is an extremely large blotch. It takes up half of the petal.

  3. Thank you Simon and Adam.

    Wishing you and your families happiness and peace in the coming New Year!